Dragon Boat Festival at Oulton Broad

Alasdair McGregorHundreds of people are set to take to the water on Sunday for the fourth East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival.Alasdair McGregor

Hundreds of people are set to take to the water on Sunday for the fourth East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival.

The event, to raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices, takes place at Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft.

Crews will race the 30ft brightly painted Chinese dragon boats, three at a time, over a 200m course alongside Nicholas Everitt Park, watched by spectators.

As well as races taking place every 10 minutes throughout the day between 10am and 4pm, there will be family entertainment on the bank, including the Wing Chun Kung Fu group performing a lion dance at noon and 2pm. Lowestoft-based Venue of Performing Arts will be performing three shows during the day, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

The festival is free to spectators and there is plenty of on-site pay and display parking at Nicholas Everitt Park.

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